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Officials: 2 more human cases of West Nile virus confirmed

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New Jersey health officials have confirmed two more human cases of the West Nile virus, bringing the total to three.

A 74-year-old man in Hunterdon County, a 76-year-old man from Essex County, and an 80-year-old woman from Hudson County were all treated and released from hospitals.

RELATED: Officials: New Jersey man confirmed to have West Nile virus

Dr. Shereef Elnahal, New Jersey's Health Commissioner, said in a statement, “Residents should protect themselves by using repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants and avoiding the outdoors during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

Between July 8 and July 28, officials say a record number of 195 mosquito pools, a collection of trapped mosquitoes, tested positive for West Nile in New Jersey, which is double the amount during the same time last year.

It's also higher than the five-year average of West Nile during the same period.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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